So, my family and I traveled back to the Philippines after exactly a year and a half. If you are following my blog, you would have read how I documented our travel since from the airport, travel guidelines these days, and some helpful tips when traveling.
As I mentioned previously, we all have to go under a 10-day mandatory quarantine in the hotel designated to us. Fortunately, we have been assigned to a 5-star hotel in Grand Hyatt- Manila.
Grand Hyatt-Manila is a high-end (high-rise building for about 50+ floors I guess) cozy hotel set in a business district of Metro Manila. And believe me, as soon as we enter the hotel premises, I immediately fell in love with its structure.
And just as we checked inside the room, we were welcomed by this warm note from the monitor.
Our room is located on the 38th floor, (3808 to be exact). It has a floor to ceiling windows allowing us to see the City view right from where we are. We are also provided with free Wi-Fi and smart TV, so definitely we will never get bored while on quarantine.
Our hotel room– We were given a hotel room with a big bed facing the glass-paneled window, separate vanity with tub & separate bathroom and a separate toilet, a separate small closet with a sliding door, a small living room/ sitting room with a couch and dining area.
Who wouldn’t be relaxed waking up in the morning looking at the magnificent Metro Manila skyline?
We were also provided customary needs enough for the 10 day period such as big bottles of water, sachets of coffee and tea, toilet rolls & tissue boxes, laundry soap and dishwashing liquid, and the usual hotel toiletries and vanity kits.
We have our food delivered daily on our doorstep (knock and go) three times a day, breakfast at 7am, lunch at 12pm, and dinner at 7 pm. You can also order whatever you need from the hotel at extra cost but it is not allowed to order anything outside.
And these are all-expense-paid from the Government for all the vacationing Filipinos to minimize the spread of the Corona Virus.
I was initially worried about our son getting bored for the long stay without going out, but to my surprise, he didn’t and so am I. We both actually adjusted immediately and even started to build our daily routine as always.
My son super loves the warm bath in the tub, probably because the water in BH is super hot especially in the summer is very much different from the relaxing water in the Phil. I’m giving him a dip in the tub for about an hour in the morning and half an hour before bedtime and still, going out of the tub is a struggle for me, haha.
But overall, it was like a paid staycation for both of us, just eat, sleep and play and a lot of bonding without having to wake up early morning the next day to go to work as I’m working full time in BH and the only chance I have with my son full time is during weekends and holidays.
Oh well, I know it’s a bit exaggerating to say that I super enjoyed our staycation.
More so, this stay wouldn’t be that comfortable if we didn’t stay in a cozy hotel (thank you) like the Grand Hyatt- Manila, not to mention that the food are great, the staff is all well trained, approachable and with good customer service skills.
Needless to say, this is highly recommended and I definitely, would love to go back!
Grand Hyatt- Manila 8th Avenue corner 35th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City, Manila, Philippines, 1634
Tel: +63 2 8838 1234 | Fax: +63 2 8838 1235 | firstname.lastname@example.org